AR Flashcards-Animal Alphabet is a brand new iPhone and iPad app aimed at preschoolers and young children who are learning their ABC’s!
It uses a new technology called Augmented Reality.
My husband told me about Augmented Reality awhile back and I remember it sounded very “futuristic”! It’s here now though, and this app makes great use of it!
We downloaded the app onto our iPad and printed out the PDF flashcards (located here). The kids were a bit confused when we first loaded up the app. My son said, “Turn off the camera mommy, we want to play the game!”. When you start up this app, you’ll find you ARE looking through the camera essentially. Hover your iPhone or iPad over one of the flashcards though, and that’s when the real magic happens!
All of a sudden, right there in front of your very eyes, there is an Alligator! An Elephant! A Penguin!
Tap the animal on the screen and you’ll hear the letter and the animal name.
This is a great, interactive way for your children to learn their letters and to have a bit of fun with technology at the same time!
- 26 beautifully rendered Animals to help your toddler or preschooler learn!
- Tap on each Animal to hear the letter and name of the Animal!
- Print out the flashcards or use two iOS devices to access the flashcards from within the app in a swipeable gallery!
Here are some screen shots of the app in action:
Here is a picture of my own kids playing with the app! (we do have the flashcards printed out, but I find using our iPhone and iPad works a bit better when both kids are wanting to play at once!)
You can grab this app right now in the iTunes store for just $1.99.
It’s super cute and your children will love the surprise of seeing these animals so much that they’ll forget they are even being educated at the same time!
You can watch this video about the AR Flashcards-Animal Alphabet (if you are in a reader or an email subscriber, you’ll need to come to the site to view the video):
Disclaimer: I was offered a free code to download this app to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.